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March 17, 2015
Horses trained by Todd Pletcher have accounted for two of the first three races in Oaklawn Park’s handicap series. Golden Lad invaded from south Florida and took down the $100,000 Essex in February, and Race Day traveled to town last week and won the ...
War Story broke slowly when he finished second to International Star in the Lecomte and the Risen Star in his last two starts, and trainer Tom Amoss is trying to correct the issue before the Louisiana Derby.
As well as she ran winning the Silverbulletday Stakes in January, and as strong as her performance was capturing the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in February, I’m a Chatterbox might be even better in March. She runs next March 28 in the Fair Grounds Oaks.
Gulfstream Park racing officials are hoping to get a sizable field for the March 28 Florida Derby, although it looks like Upstart and two Todd Pletcher horses will tower over an otherwise undistinguished group of 3-year-olds.
Mike Welsch ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said he was quite pleased with Wicked Strong’s 2015 debut, a fourth-place finish in the one-mile Gulfstream Park Handicap. Wicked Strong earned a career-best 104 Beyer Speed Figure while beaten just a length by winner Honor Code.
Trainer Jack Carava won the 1,000th race of his career Saturday in the first race with Perfect Set. Typically modest, Carava deflected praise for his accomplishment.
Happy My Way, owned by Sagamore Racing and Mel Paikoff, was honored as Florida-bred champion sprinter and older male by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association on Monday evening.
Delaware Park will hold a life celebration Saturday for former track outrider Steve Kisielewski, who died March 4 at age 68.
Unrivaled took a successful first step for his new owner, Team Valor International, winning a first-level allowance at Parx Racing on Sunday by five lengths. The victory came on the heels of a 15-length Parx maiden score.